Good editing

In an email I was writing just now, I accidentally typed “sitting over the week” when I meant “sitting over the wing”. This kind of error is appearing frequently with me — typically I replace one word by another with a similar sound. Luckily, I caught this one before sending the message. I’m a pretty careful editor.

I think this is pretty much the condition of ageing. Your engine loses power, and you cover yourself with a lifetime’s experience in editing.

[10 October 2014]

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